2008 Financial Crisis: The Government Response

2008 Financial Crisis: The Government Response

What is the grade that you would give the United States for responding to the boom and bust today? The answer is definitely a failing grade. Have we fixed the problems that created this boom and bust? Sadly, no we have not. We still have a central bank that controls interest rates and which controls

Is NASA a waste of money?

Is NASA a waste of money?

Why should we spend money on NASA when we already have so many problems here on Earth? If somebody asked you this question, how would you answer? It’s been nearly five years since I left But I came back to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory today to help answer this tough question But before I even

Bitcoin: Better Money?

Bitcoin: Better Money?

Facebook calls it Libra Facebook recently proposed a digital currency that would — Make it as easy to send money around the world as it is to send a photo and — Libra is promising stability. Because would be backed by a basket of major currencies, users would be protected from inflation in any one

Choosing a financial adviser

Choosing a financial adviser

Hi. I’m Mel from the Department of Human Services. With the economy dominating our lives, we often wish someone could guide us through it all. Well, it is possible. There are people who can help. The question is: how do we choose a financial adviser? Importantly, you’re looking for a qualified professional, whose focus is

How To Make A Payment Using A Limited Access Code

How To Make A Payment Using A Limited Access Code

[Music] In this video we will show you how to make a payment using your Limited Access Code, formerly Express Login. Of course all this information is confidential as you go through this process. First go to the website, CDTFA.CA.GOV, and at the top click on “Login.” That will take you to the Taxpayer Online

College and Housing Bubbles

College and Housing Bubbles

ANTONY DAVIES: To understand what’s going to be happening with the student loan bubble, it’s useful to understand first what happened with the housing bubble. To understand what happened with the housing bubble, it’s necessary to understand first how mortgage markets work. Let’s take commercial banks. Commercial banks loan money to borrowers, some of them

Claiming Personal Independence Payment

Claiming Personal Independence Payment

Claiming Personal Independence Payment Once you’ve decided that Personal Independence Payment (known as PIP) is right for you, you can make a claim by calling the Department for Work and Pensions. Our freephone number for PIP new claims is 0800 917 2222. If you can’t hear or speak on the phone you can claim using

What is GOV.UK Pay?

What is GOV.UK Pay?

We want to make it easier for citizens to pay for government services. It’s painful enough that you have to pay for them at least the choice of payment types and then the, sort of, user experience while you go through the payment process should be as convenient as possible. And then there’s the second

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Off Your Student Loans?

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Off Your Student Loans?

71% of people who graduated from college in 2012 have student loan debt. Full disclosure, I have quite a lot. Like, so much. The average graduate borrowed around $29,000. The total number of student loans owed in the US today has surpassed 1 trillion dollars with numbers rising every year. It’s reasonable to expect that

Your face-to-face Personal Independence Payment assessment

Your face-to-face Personal Independence Payment assessment

Your face-to-face Personal Independence Payment assessment After making a claim for Personal Independence Payment (known as PIP) most people will be invited to attend a face-to-face consultation. This can also be called an assessment. This will be to gather additional details alongside the information you have already provided. An independent, qualified health professional will ask